my ping to uk 69 . my ping to europe 480.
Activision + IW = IDIOTS
if you're pinging 67 in the uk and 400+ to europe the problem isn't with Iw or Av its your connection.
Im in wales on a bog standard bt adsl connection, i never ping more than around 80ms to the two countries i get matched with most italy and spain.
seems your problem isnt so much one of connection but of language
You can always count that between 1am-5am (central for me) that on the 'Elite Hardcore Moshpit' playlist you will always have someone from another country in your lobby. Game after game. Even had games where teammates and myself were trying to communicate locations even though we didn't speak the same language. I swear it was probably the most fun I've had on MW3, although my connection bar was at a constant 2 yellow. Luckily alot of foreign players can also speak english, but I mean really I would love to keep in region/country if at all possible.